The Real Ascension Bay

March 11, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

“’Mullet, barracuda, mullet,’ he said, not bothering to point out the fish he was seeing but keeping muy serio about locating a bonefish or two in the thigh-deep water. It’s all in a day of fishing around the southeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, well away from the tourist-addled area known as the Mayan Riviera.” Dave Buchanan fishes with a stoic young guide out of the village of Javier Rojo Gomez, also known as Punta Allen. Buried in the story is one possibly alarming note: Mexico is planning on expanding cruise ship facilities southward from Cancun. In the Grand Junction, Colorado Daily Sentinel.